The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has officially broken ground on the two-story replacement for their Greenpoint branch, at 107 Norman Avenue. The innovative new space touts environmental sensibility integrated directly into the educational center, and is poised to receive LEED-Gold Certification.
An anonymous LLC has filed permits for an eight-story residential building in Harlem. The location will be about a block away from the 135th Street Station on Malcolm X Boulevard, serviced by the 2 and 3 trains, right next to Harlem’s NYC Health + Hospital facilities. The 135th Street Station on Saint Nicholas Avenue is two blocks farther, serviced by the A, B, and C trains.
Permits have been filed for two residential buildings at 82-12 and 82-14 31st Avenue, in Jackson Heights, Queens. The project will be a twenty-five minute walk to the nearest two stations, the Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights Subway Station, serviced by the E, F, M, R trains, and the 82nd Street Station, serviced by the 7 trains. Earth and Planet Realty is developing.
TF Cornerstone’s new Hunters Point South Towers are finally getting ready to rise. The developer acquired the site back in 2013, and there have been major alterations to initial plans, including a substantial height increase for the two towers, designed by ODA Architecture.
The boundary between SoHo and Tribeca is not exactly renowned for its contextual historic architecture, but as the blocks surrounding Canal Street have continued to see new developments, things are slowly changing for the better. This week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will review plans designed by Morris Adjmi Architects for 419 Broadway, which is occupied by an existing structure that most definitely will not be missed.